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Gaggenau 200 Series

Buckinghamshire Project

In each and every kitchen, the hardest working appliance is undoubtedly the oven and we spend lots of time with clients debating the pros and cons of range cookers or eye level ovens. With so many options out there, choosing the perfect oven can be a daunting proposition. The time taken to research this area…

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Ultimate Weekend Brunch Avocado Toast

Avocado toast isn’t exactly an earth shattering new discovery *but* it is good, and this version is particularly delicious! We stripped a corn on the cob and spread out on a baking tray and added a smashed garlic clove, sea salt and pepper and a little drizzle of olive oil. It took about 15 minutes…

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George Bronwin Ceramics

George Bronwin is a ceramic company that specialises in wheel thrown pottery in stoneware (and occasionally porcelain clay) all hand crafted in Somerset. George grew up in Wales and began potting whilst at University. After a number of years working abroad in hospitality he returned to London and began teaching himself throwing at a shared…

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Maker&Son

Truly Comfortable Furniture

The founders of Maker&Son are Alex Willcock and Felix Conran, a father and son duo who launched the business in February 2018, and now manufacture in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the US. The history of how this all started begins over three decades ago when Alex has worked with teams designing hundreds of…

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Tofu, Cauliflower & Mushroom Massaman Curry

This is such a great little number for an easy vegan supper and it is absolutely delicious too. We’ve found that the trick with the tofu is to either bake it in the oven on a non-stick tray for 10 minutes to firm it up (it’s lovely with a bit of sesame oil), or fry…

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Apple & Sultana Cake Recipe

One of our cabinetmakers arrived into work a few weeks ago with a huge box of homegrown cooking apples so we got to work baking up some treats for the workshops and design studio. This recipe for apple and sultana cake went down so well; it is particularly excellent with a cup of tea in…

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Sinhala Sidewall

Schumacher

We shared this IGTV video of this Royal Tunbridge Wells project a few weeks ago and ‘where’s the wallpaper from?’ was a comment that came up again and again. A timeless classic, the Sinhala Sidewall by Schumacher is a traditional tree of life design that derives from an antique French Indienne print that has been…

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

This is a great winter warmer! Butternut squash soup is a favourite at this time of year and just in time to use up any halloween leftovers. I N G R E D I E N T S 1 x butternut squash, approx. 1 kg (peeled + deseeded) Olive oil 2 x garlic cloves, smashed…

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The Pig Near Bath

The Pig near Bath is one of a litter of eight ‘piglets’ providing exceptional dining, accommodation and wellness experiences across the South of England. Set in a magnificent Grade II listed Georgian house built in 1820 out of local honey toned Bath stone, the Pig near Bath is a wonderful weekend retreat or mid-week getaway.…

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Creamy + Crunchy Cauliflower Cous Cous Gratin

This is a great vegan main course for a cold and blustery evening. The crunchy gratin topping works so well with the creamy cous cous. We served this with some honey roasted parsnips which worked really well. Just a note on the beautiful tableware, these are by George Bronwin Ceramics. George is an incredibly talented…

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Design Inspiration

Boot Room

We’ve said it so many times, but when it comes to storage – more is always more! The best advice we can give to anyone designing a boot room/mudroom is to think carefully about what needs to be stored in this room – children accumulate shoes, trainers, boots, bags, sports kits, coats, jackets etc at…

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Design Inspiration

Laundry Room

A well designed laundry room can make such a huge difference to a how a busy family household operates. The wishlist is usually longer than the space available, but the trick is to squeeze every last drop out and make this space as practical and aesthetically pleasing as possible: Here are some recent H|M projects…

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Design Inspiration

Walk in pantry

The humble walk in pantry is a room full of nostalgia. This is probably the thing clients get most excited to talk about with the H|M design team during our meetings. The lure of order and organisation is irresistible, and we often find that we reconfigure spaces to include a walk in pantry where there…

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Design Inspiration

Media Cabinetry

One of the things we love about including media cabinetry into the design of a project is the consistency of the joinery that runs throughout the space, ensuring a gentle flow and continuity – this is the case for open plan spaces, or nearby family rooms/snugs. Here are some recent projects including media cabinetry that…

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Recipe Notes

Gooey Dark Chocolate Cake

A decadently indulgent gluten free dessert that is easy to prepare and will always impress your guests. We love this rich dark chocolate cake, and by rich we mean RICH. Enjoy warm or wait for it to set, it’s your choice but we find serving it warm with vanilla ice cream or fresh cream is…

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Roasted Tomato & Pesto Tagliatelle

We had a huge glut of tomatoes to use up so we chopped them up, mixed with olive oil and some bashed up garlic cloves and left them in the oven at 150C for around 3 hours. The longer you leave them, the more concentrated the flavour. We took a large pan of boiling water…

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Apple & Cavolo Nero Salad

A summer salad classic. Serve with grilled fish or meat for a fresh and zingy side.   I N G R E D I E N T S ½ head Savoy cabbage, really thinly sliced 7-8 cavolo nero leaves, really thinly sliced 1 Granny Smith apple, julienne sliced (instructions) 4 spring onions, really thinly sliced…

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Oven Baked Salmon With Mustard & Dill Sauce

We’ve been using the Gaggenau oven setting “Grilling with hot air” to cook fish lately and it works so well. We crank the temperature up to 200C and it cooks the fish hot and fast to get the tops really crispy. Any time we cook salmon, we always rub with olive oil and season really…

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Baked Thai Curry

This is the absolute best thing to make if you’ve got friends coming over and need a quick, easy and impressive recipe that tastes absolutely amazing! I N G R E D I E N T S 8 x chicken thighs with skin on 150g Thai red curry paste 400ml coconut milk 250ml chicken stock…

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The Long Room at Heckfield Place

Heckfield Place is an 18th-century country house; picturesque, memorable, resplendent. Purchased by Gerald Chan over 20 years ago, the lengthy, thoughtful and ultimately all-encompassing renovation now provides 44 guest suites, two restaurants, spa facilities and an underground cinema. This historic and elegant Georgian house dating back to 1790 is nestled at the heart of a…

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Q&A with Concept8 Architects

We were delighted to work with Concept8 Architects on a recent project in Cobham and were so impressed with their imaginative, original and creative approach to architectural design. Mufajel Chowdury set up Concept8 in 2006 and has been specialising in residential architecture of all scales since. We caught up with Mufajel for this Q&A: When…

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Tuscan Sausage & Cavolo Nero Gnocchi

Like so many of the recipes we share on the H|M blog, this one can be adapted to whatever you have in the fridge and great for using up leftover veggies about to expire. Often we find these are the most delicious lunches! We had a big bunch of cavolo nero in the fridge and…

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Q & A with Polly Wilkinson

Pollyanna Wilkinson Garden Design

We are huge fans of Polly Wilkinson at H|M and love to follow her brilliant insights into garden design via her instagram account where she engages with a loyal following of garden enthusiasts covering everything from what bees need in a garden to advice on choosing limestone vs porcelain for outdoor flooring. We were thrilled…

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Asian style greens

Fast & Healthy

This is the easiest way to serve up some delicious greens and so fast! We steam the greens in the Gaggenau combi-steam oven, they only take a few minutes. While the veggies are steaming, toast some sesame seeds in a small pan until brown. Be sure not to overcook the greens, you want them vibrant…

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Vietnamese style green salad

This is the best salad to serve with the Vietnamese grilled chicken recipe (find it here). It’s fresh, light and so delicious – perfect for a quick supper or light lunch. I N G R E D I E N T S 2 tbsp fish sauce 2 tbsp honey 3 tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed…

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Summer River House at Oakley Court

Summer River House is one of the latest offerings from the Soho House Group. The global spread of Soho Houses over recent years is phenomenal but this all started over 25 years ago with an opportunity and a simple idea. The first Soho House on London’s Greek Street in 1995, when founder Nick Jones was…

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Berkeley oak bespoke dog bed

If you follow H|M on social media you’ll know we love our four legged friends and for so many of our clients their pets are a huge part of their daily lives. We think it’s important to consider all aspects of a functioning home when designing our projects, and having a designated area for pets…

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Vietnamese style grilled chicken

This grilled chicken dish packs a flavour punch! A must try for a summer evening – serve with this cabbage salad for a light lunch or supper. I N G R E D I E N T S 1 kg chicken thighs, boneless and skinless (we use these) 2 tbsp light olive oil 2 tbsp…

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Havisham Counter Stools

We certainly subscribe to the theory that comfort is the ultimate luxury and that’s why the first 3 prototypes of the Havisham counter stool were sent back for additional padding. After many rounds of alterations and tweaks, we are so happy with the design of these stools because not only do they suit our kitchens…

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Teriyaki Aubergine & Asparagus Rice

A great vegan dish for lunch or dinner, this serves two very well as a main course. You could use any veggies instead of the asparagus if no longer in season. I N G R E D I E N T S 2 tbsp light olive oil 3 aubergines Bunch asparagus (or other veggies if…

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